Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Five!

1- Hooray for no work today! I took a day off and loved, loved, loved being home with Caroline and Adam. We baked a very difficult dessert that took more than one try, we went to Discovery Gateway with Adam's sister, Erin, and her family, and now we have a surprise party. I enjoy eventful days.
2- Adam and I just finished watching the Anne of Green Gables movies. He checked them out for me at the library. I have always loved them and I forgot how the tears just flow when I watch them!
3- I am grateful for my physical and mental health. My eyes have been opened to all of the pain and heartache that problems with these two things bring. Working with the population that I do makes me realize how blessed I am. A lot of these people come from such chaotic childhood's, many with no intact family. Some have had stable lives, and then something tragic hits and they are suffering immensely. They come and pour their heart out to me and I have become very good at holding back the tears. In the past, I have been very ignorant regarding mental illness and I am glad that I can be more empathetic towards those that suffer.
4- Caroline is now just breaking into song. Yesterday she sang "Twinkle, twinkle little star". She just started singing it and didn't stop. We didn't know she knew the entire thing without help! Another thing that melted my heart was we sang her a bedtime song and then she folded her arms and said "Prayer". Then she said quietly "Heavenly Father....good day..." and then paused for help. Oh, I hope we have a billion!
5- I love peonies! They are beautiful and grow in so many colors. I was excited to find some fake ones that really add some pizazz to our home so we can enjoy them year round!


Anonymous said...

Where did you find the fake peonies? I LOVE them too. I love that Caroline!! I wish I could be around her more. She is at such a fun age and she is so darned smart and cute. I'm going to die when and if you guys have to move out of state.

Dan and Jen said...

There is pretty much nothing cuter than a young child praying (especially when it's your own). I love it.

It's amazing how we can take our health for granted. I have come to realize that I have WAY too many fears and one of those fears includes health problems for my family or myself. I think being in the profession that we are in, we see so much that is heartbreaking and it's scary to think of it happening to ourselves.

Good post! Good friday!

Ann Marie said...

Childrens prayers are the best. If you want to learn how to take the monotony out of your prayers, just listen to theirs. Great post! It made me realize all the things I have to be thankful for.

The Hilton Family~ said...

I always love your posts! I too have so much to be grateful for. Caroline is so darling, and so so smart. I can't wait to see you two tomorrow:)

corinne said...

I am glad Caroline put my boys in their place and wouldn't eat with out saying a prayer last night...hopefully they will learn something from her example! Love you!

Ashley C. said...

you are so cute. i miss you. wanna play soon?

Here And Happy! said...

Never, never quit the "fabulous five!" Love you guys.